Could you make zero trash for 30 days?

As BuzzFeed transitions from internet strip mine to legit news and information, they now to put out occasional gems like Auri Jackson's project "I tried to make zero trash for 30 days."

From the accompanying article:

The average American produces 4.3 pounds of trash per day. That adds up to over 30 pounds a week! Auri decided to try and see what it would look like to live with zero waste for 30 days and learned a lot along the way. After it had all ended, Auri felt that one person can definitely make a difference and do their part to reduce, reuse and recycle. By cutting down on packaged foods and making changes based on whether or not a disposable product really adds value to your life, you can change the world! Start small – maybe just get a reusable water bottle or mug, and see what other changes you can make. Perhaps one day you will have worms eating your food scraps!

I Tried To Make Zero Trash For 30 Days (YouTube / BuzzFeed)

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  1. No. No I could not. But I could throw it over the neighbor's fence.

  2. Jorpho says:



    ETA: There are compost facilities hereabouts, but unfortunately they are not particularly accessible, so I wind up accumulating rather unsightly piles of used paper cups and takeout containers (which are supposedly compostable hereabouts) filled with eggshells and paper wrappers, which I eventually haul off in bulk. Everything comes at a price.

  3. Franko says:

    when i first saw this article, i thought BB was asking buzzfeed if they could make zero trash for 30 days, and i was all, "bet they can't!"

  4. Shuck says:

    Oh, I could definitely make zero trash for 30 days. On day 31 I'm going to have a ton, though.

  5. We're gonna need a bigger goat.

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